Try looking at the wires on the starter and also make sure its grounded on the block ok. What did you pick up for the new daily ride Jim?
Mr SE-R said:Check the little plastic bolt that the clutch pedal has. Sooner o later that plastic bolt can broke and then you can't start your car. When this happens the car will not crank.
Sometimes a bad starter solenoid, if it happens to fail in the right (wrong) position, can both cause a car to die when driving and also to not start. I'm betting this is what's wrong with my Garage Queen. You might want to try jumping your starter straight off the battery, which will tell you whether it's good or not. There are several threads with good info on this, but I can't hel you with search terms off the top of my head beyond the obvious ones.
starter brushes are probably worn outreplaced the ground on the thermostat housing, not it. banged the starter with a hammer, not it. cleaned up the connections on the starter, not it.
im telling you guys, if i replace this starter and it doesnt start, imma flip the hell out!